Aurora Comedy Nights gives folks lots to laugh about in May with two big weekends of club comedy on the square in downtown Lawrenceville. Atlanta’s best improv group, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, returns with Dad’s Does the Burbs performing on May 9 & 10 with shows each night at 7:15pm & 9:15pm. Then the following weekend, Headliner Mia Jackson with Viet Huynh and Chelcie Rice join Hostess Katie Causey for an unforgettable weekend of stand-up comedy, with shows on May 16 & 17 at 7:15pm and 9:15pm. Aurora Theatre has been hosting the best local and national comedians since they opened their current location in 2007 with Aurora Comedy Nights. They even offer a way for frequent laughers to enjoy live comedy in Gwinnett at a deep discount. ComedyTix is a punchcard with 6 flexible admissions that may be used at Aurora Comedy Nights for only $69.60, a savings of over $45.
Dad’s Does the Burbs–May 9 & 10
After a very successful debut last November, Atlanta’s best improv group returns to Aurora Theatre with Dad’s Does the Burbs, a hilarious, off-the-cuff night of comedy. Since 1995, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company has been producing innovative, scripted and improvised works. Improv Comedy is what Dad’s Garage does best: fast-paced comedy scenes and games made up on the spot using your suggestions. How good are they? Dad’s has won numerous awards over the years, including multiple wins as Creative Loafing’s Best Improv Group in Atlanta. For those unfamiliar, it’s like TV’s Whose Line is it Anyway? starring the most talented improvisers in Atlanta. Dad’s Does the Burbs will knock your socks off with a one-of-a-kind hilarious, interactive performance… so bring an extra pair as a backup. The admission price will have you grinning as well; tickets for this special event in the Aurora Studio Theatre are only $10. (Because of this special price, no coupons or passes will be accepted for this performance) Dad’s Garage website: http://www.dadsgarage.com/
About The Comedians–May 16 & 17
After graduating from the University of Georgia, Mia hit the local comedy scene. This Georgia native and self-proclaimed know-it-all has thrilled audiences since day one. You may recognize her from Oxygen’s Girls Behaving Badly and TLC’s Wild Weddings. She was also a writer on BET/Centric’s re-launch of the Soul Train Awards in 2009 and 2010. In 2012, Mia was a finalist in the Laughing Skull Festival. She recently opened for Dave Chapelle and Amy Schumer. A diverse comedienne with a different voice and perspective, Mia’s energetic conversational style leaves the audience feeling refreshed and as if they have known her forever. Smart, funny, and versatile, Mia entertains all types of crowds. Mia’s website: http://www.miajackson.com/
Born and raised in Goose Creek, SC, Viet Huynh (pronounced like “hwin”) began his stand-up comedy career in Atlanta and has quickly become a favorite at many comedy clubs and venues across the nation. Viet derives a lot of his humor from his life of being an Asian-American growing up in the South, observational comedy, nerd humor, and relationship issues. Viet Huynh has shared the stage with many well-known comedians, won a few comedy competitions and put together shows such as The Affirmative Action Comedy Showcase, The Heroes of Hilarity, and An Intimate Evening of Comedy and Rap Music. When he’s not performing, podcasting, or engineering he’s making custom action figures. Viet’s website: http://comedianviet.com/
With influences from classic comedians like Redd Foxx, Don Rickles, Nipsey Russell and Flip Wilson, Chelcie got his start the typical way, by letting his friends talk him into trying stand-up comedy. He’s performed at numerous clubs throughout the Southeast and Midwest. He has performed at the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival in Asheville, NC, and was a headliner at The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, TX. As a Type 1 diabetic, Chelcie is an advocate for diabetes research and prevention. He has participated in several non-profit fundraisers for The American Diabetes Association and was selected as one of Diabetes Forecast Magazine’s “14 Amazing People to Know.” Chelcie’s website: http://www.chelcierice.net/
Hostess Katie Causey is a member of multiple improv and sketch comedy groups in Athens and in Atlanta. She is a recent UGA grad and an alumnus of the very first Aurora Theatre Apprentice Company. Katie’s website: http://katiecausey.weebly.com/
Programing for Aurora Comedy Nights is made possible through the generous support of the series sponsor, Explore Gwinnett.
Dad’s Does the Burbs
Friday and Saturday, May 9 & 10 at 7:15pm & 9:15pm
No ComedyTix Passes or Coupons
Aurora Comedy Nights
Friday and Saturday, May 16 & 17 at 7:15pm & 9:15pm
ComedyTix, 6 admissions for only $69.60